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Portray vs. Photograph

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Portrayverb

To paint or draw the likeness of.

‘I will portray a king on horseback.’;

Photographnoun

A picture created by projecting an image onto a photosensitive surface such as a chemically treated plate or film, CCD receptor, etc.

Portrayverb

(figuratively) To describe in words; to convey.

Photographverb

(transitive) To take a photograph of.

Portrayverb

To play a role; to depict a character, person, situation, or event.

‘For my next movie, I will be portraying Shakespeare.’;

Photographverb

(intransitive) To take photographs.

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Portrayverb

(obsolete) To adorn.

Photographverb

(intransitive) To appear in a photograph.

‘She photographs well. The camera loves her.’;

Portrayverb

To paint or draw the likeness of; as, to portray a king on horseback.

‘Take a tile, and lay it before thee, and portray upon it the city, even Jerusalem.’;

Photographnoun

A picture or likeness obtained by photography.

Portrayverb

Hence, figuratively, to describe in words.

Photographverb

To take a picture or likeness of by means of photography; as, to photograph a view; to photograph a group.

‘He makes his pen drawing on white paper, and they are afterwards photographed on wood.’; ‘He is photographed on my mind.’;

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Portrayverb

To adorn with pictures.

‘Spear and helmets thronged, and shieldsVarious with boastful arguments potrayed.’;

Photographverb

To practice photography; to take photographs.

Portrayverb

portray in words;

‘The book portrays the actor as a selfish person’;

Photographnoun

a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material

Portrayverb

make a portrait of;

‘Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba’;

Photographverb

record on photographic film;

‘I photographed the scene of the accident’; ‘She snapped a picture of the President’;

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Portrayverb

assume or act the character of;

‘She impersonates Madonna’; ‘The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man’;

Photographverb

undergo being photographed in a certain way;

‘Children photograph well’;

Portrayverb

represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally;

‘The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting’;

Photographnoun

a picture made using a camera, in which an image is focused on to light-sensitive material and then made visible and permanent by chemical treatment, or stored digitally

‘a photograph of her father’;

Photographverb

take a photograph of

‘she has photographed all of the major ballet companies worldwide’; ‘he was commissioned to photograph in the Crimea during the war’;

Photographverb

appear in a particular way when in a photograph

‘that cityscape photographs well’;

Photograph

A photograph (also known as a photo) is an image created by light falling on a photosensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic image sensor, such as a CCD or a CMOS chip. Most photographs are created using a smartphone/camera, which uses a lens to focus the scene's visible wavelengths of light into a reproduction of what the human eye would see.

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